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James A Hessler

James A. Hessler age 58 of Pine Knot, Kentucky passed from this life on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at his home.

He was born in Payne, Ohio to the late William J. Hessler and Martha Elloise (Snyder) Hessler.

James is survived by his wife, Jean Babcock whom he married in 2012; 3 sons, Austin Hessler, Arie Hessler, and Aaron Hessler, of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

At the age of 50, James retired from UPS delivery company. In his spare time at home, he enjoyed woodworking and being outdoors. He also enjoyed riding 4wheelers and was a member of the ATV club. James simply just enjoyed life.

Per his wishes, James was cremated. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at the Flat Rock Missionary Baptist Church from 12:00 noon until 3:00 pm.

**Although floral arrangements are appreciated, the family has asked for no arrangements to be sent.**

Pine Knot Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

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Dear Jean, Austin, Arie, Aaron, Martha, Dave, Nancy, Mike, Jan, John and other family members and friends.....you have my sympathy. I pretty much fell off my chair when I learned of Jim's death - at way too young of age.

I was one of the Hessler boys' friends that spent much time at their home on W. Merrin Street in Payne during the late 60's and 70's and remember Jim, the youngest of our 'group' always wearing a smile and doing everything he could to be a part of us 'older' boys antics and undertakings ..... be it slot car racing at "PH&H" (Plescher, Hessler & Hooker), riding our bikes around Town or keeping tabs on other kids in the neighborhoods or even exploring construction projects. These were such great times in our lives. I even think it was your Jim that would affectionately refer to me as 'Jimbo' or 'Jumbo Jim' when our paths would cross (between the back door of the house and out to his Dad's garage/shop.... or public sidewalks nearby!). It was indeed my very good pleasure to have known and spent much time in my youth with your Jim. May he rest in peace and may God give you the strength to carry on in the days, weeks, months and years ahead.

Jim Hooker Mar 6 2022 1:42 PM

Jack and I always enjoyed working with Jim. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Chris Jones Jan 7 2022 8:26 AM

So very sorry for your families loss. Worked with Jim years ago.

Becky Frye Jan 4 2022 2:12 AM